NTSB Identification: LAX87LA339.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36779.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 17, 1987 in FREEMONT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N1101K
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION TO A FOREIGN NATIONAL, WHO HELD A U.S. PRIVATE HELICOPTER RATING. THE INSTRUCTOR (CFI) RPRTD THAT DURING A PRACTICE AUTOROTATION, HE ANNOUNCED TWICE FOR THE STUDENT TO FLARE AS THE HELICOPTER WAS PASSING THRU ABOUT 50' AGL. THE CFI THEN TOOK CONTROL & INITIATED A PWR RECOVERY. HOWEVER, THERE WAS EVIDENCE THE HELICOPTER TOUCHED DOWN IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE & THEN THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES CONTACTED THE TAIL BOOM. THE HELICOPTER CAME TO REST 138' FROM WHERE IT INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLARE..DELAYED..DUAL STUDENT

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLARE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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